** 11/7 – ON HOLD **
16th President. Partly-printed document signed (DS) “Abraham Lincoln” AS PRESIDENT, one page, 8 x 10, July 23, 1863. The document states:
I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary
of State to affix the seal of the United States to
a Warrant for the remission of the forfeited recognizance of Martin Keary
dated this day, and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant
Boldly signed at the conclusion by President Lincoln.
President Lincoln exercised his ability to pardon, a presidential power granted by the Constitution, a total of 343 times during his administration. Uncommon format for Lincoln boasting a strong signature with just the top of the first letter in each name touching a fold, else truly fine.